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Skills Active is the transitional industry training organisation for recreation, exercise, sport and performing arts. We are a non-profit organisation supporting Aotearoa businesses, organisations, iwi and community enterprises to get their staff and volunteers trained and qualified.

Reform of Vocational Education

As part of the reform, Skills Active has been developing the option of establishing a new, nationally-accredited work-based learning provider to take on arranging training for our sectors.

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New Zealand needs well-trained, qualified staff.

Our qualifications are a stepping stone to your future.